OUR SENIOR PASTORS
Pastors Leaf and Joanie Zwerling
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Married: June 28, 1997
Joanie’s Favorites: Anything British Shows, Spin Class, Reading and Writing
Leaf's Favorites: Reading Bible, Basketball, Playing with kids, Spades Card Game
Favorite Food: Anything Mexican or Italian
Favorite Verse: Galatians 2:20- “I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life that I now live I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Pastors Leaf and Joanie know firsthand the power of God’s love to forgive, redeem, and transform. Both encountered the reality of God’s love through Jesus Christ and received Him as Savior as young adults. It was God’s touch which brought them out of a history of darkness and darkness and led them to lead others into His light.
Before answering the call to pastor in the Conejo Valley, Leaf and Joanie served on staff at The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California for a total of 17 and 10 years respectfully. Leaf and Joanie were installed as the senior pastors at Northbound Community Church in August 2007. In June 2008 they were appointed senior pastors at Shepherd’s House, merging Northbound into that existing congregation.
Leaf and Joanie have four amazing kids (oldest in college and youngest in 3rd grade) and have been blessed to call Thousand Oaks home for over 12 years.